Our perception of French fictional writing since 1960 has been dominated by the radical questioning of novelistic form instigated by Robbe-Grillet and those writers who are habitually grouped with him under the title "Nouveaux Romanciers". This collection of essays attempts to show the variety of French novelists who may, broadly speaking, be considered contemporary. It includes both established and unfamiliar writers and is written with the non-specialist reader in mind. Writers covered include Marguerite Duras, Michel Tournier, Philippe Sollers, Marie-Claire Blais, Augustin Gomez Arcos, Patrick Modiano and Monique Wittig.
'essential reading for all students embarking on courses involving study of the modern French novel.' Forum for Modern Language Studies 'It is all very polished, confident, and solid. In consequence the essays should be a real help for anyone embarking on the study of Yourcenar, Duras, Tournier, Sollers, Marie-Claire Blais, Gomez-Arcos, Modiano, Monique Wittig, Patrick Grainville.' Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association
Marguerite Yourcenar, M. Tilby; Marguerite Duras, D. Coward; Michel Tournier, D. Gascoigne; Philippe Sollers and "Tel Quel", L. Hill; Marie-Claire Blais, R. Lloyd; Augustin Gomez Arcos, A. Duncan; Patrick Modiano, A. Morris; Monique Wittig, J.H. Duffy; Patrick Grainville, D. Gascoigne.
Series: French Studies (Hardcover)
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 11th April 1990
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1